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...The jazz output of John Coltrane saw his innovative approach to post-bop forms evolve to express his own take on spirituality. Born in North Carolina in 1926, a series of family deaths in 1938 led him to relocate, with his mother...
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...Through the bop and free-jazz eras, few composers exhibited as much creative versatility as Charles Mingus. Born in Arizona in 1922, Mingus was raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. When he was a youth, his mother allowed only...
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...When Ornette Coleman codified one stream of avant-garde jazz into the free-jazz movement, he let loose a new form of expression within the idiom. Born in Texas in 1930, Coleman performed in his high school band until improvisation led...

The Postmodern Turn, Turn, Turn

Pete Dale

Pete Dale is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and the Politics of Novelty

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In his 1957 historical novel The Leopard, Tomasi di Lampedusa placed a memorable phrase into the mouth of one of the central characters within his tale: ‘Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi’ (if we want things...

Free

Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Noise Music : A History

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2007

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...Outside of the confines of the avant-garde, another cultural revolution was taking place. Between the steady rise of jazz, the dramatic arrival of rock ’n’ roll and rapid developments in recording and reproduction technology, the face...

Jazz Sardo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The expression jazz sardo was created as a label for various mixtures of jazz and Sardinian traditional musics. This combination is generally conceived as an interaction between ‘international music modernity’ and ‘local archaism...

ECM Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...ECM (Editions of Contemporary Music) is a recording company which was founded by Manfred Eicher in 1969 and is based in Munich, Germany. The music recorded by the company has over time developed such a reputation for being distinctive...

On noise

Makis Solomos

Makis Solomos was born in Greece and now lives in France, working as Professor of Musicology at the Université Paris 8 and as director of the research team MUSIDANSE. He has published many books and articles about new music, and he is one of the main international specialists of Xenakis’ music. Extending this book, he is now developing the frameworks for an ecology of sound and music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Music to Sound : The Emergence of Sound in 20th- and 21st-Century Music

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

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...On noise Noise as nuisance Noise has, incontestably, always constituted a nuisance. However, the first measurements of noises began to appear only some 40 years ago, i.e., at the time when urbanisation was peaking in rich countries...

Free Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Very few musicians can fairly be said to have single-handedly created a new jazz style, one that was radically different from the styles in which others were playing at the time. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is among the handful of musicians...

New York Downtown Scene

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Strictly speaking, the label ‘Downtown’ or ‘Downtown scene’ does not refer to a stable set of musical markers or features that are typically used when describing a specific musical genre. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The community...